San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield

154 reviews
  1. Bakersfield, CA
  2. 2 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    A+
  6. Location
    C+
San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
201 New Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$18,139/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,568/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,622/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,561/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,788/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,188/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
642Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Reviews

154 reviews
  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    68
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    5
When I reflect back at my time at SJVC, I can't help but think of broken dreams & unfulfilled promises. The school itself, is riddled with filth & rats which is ridiculous for the amount of tuition you will end up paying...This can be overlooked though.

But that is not the problem I have...In the respiratory program, you will be outcasted by all the other programs in the school-do not take this personal. The majority of people surrounding you do not have your best interest, and scattered throughout this crowd of people you will find a glimpse of hope in the instructors who TRULY do care about your education & future as a practicing healthcare therapist... This is slowly changing though... The instructors that have been vital in this program have done some moving around, & in the year and a half I've been here I've experienced a more lax education resulting in not the strongest students emotionally or mental. If this is your DREAM career, you can work through it no problem.. If you are on the border though, I would strongly reconsider.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 24 2015
What Are You People Talking About? This review website is a scam! SJVC in Bakersfield doesn't have a R.N. program. Buyer beware! Things are not always what they seem. Instructors are drug addicts, equipment doesn't work, your not given what you pay for. Don't sign on the dotted line without looking at other options. Why pay thousand for a Medical Assistant job that pays minimum wage, when you can go to a community college and get it for free?
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 19 2011
SJVC is a smaller school that is a close knit family. Everyone (staff and students) are willing to help eachother academically, support eachother mentally, as well as physically. People are curteous and open doors. Struggling students look to their peers and ask for help and nobody is belittled or looked down on. Staff members cry at graduation and students are encouraged. I love the atmosphere here. There is always an activity going on and an organization to volunteer with and you are never alone. Someone you know is always with you. The experience is uplifting and prospective to future endevours.
  • College Senior
  • Oct 17 2013